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We are no longer doing wine tastings

We have currently suspended the wine tastings. If we bring them back we will let you know. Thanks and we look forward to seeing you.

Best Summer Spots To Fish In Florida

Best Summer Spots To Fish In Florida Florida is one of the most popular states in the country when it comes to finding a place to fish. And when the summer season rolls around, there are a plethora of different spots that you can check out, each offering a unique set of fish and a different environment. Fish caught in Florida can make for a delicious meal or a great trophy—it’s really up to you. More than ever, those vacationing in Florida are also making their fishing hobby a part of the trip. Here are some of the best summer spots to fish in the state of Florida: 1.       Long Key State Park Long Key State Park can be found in the Florida Keys. It has about 60 campsites and is a popular venue for fly and kayak fishing. A fun option for children is handfeeding the tarpon at Robbie’s Marina, which is relatively close to Long Key State Park. 2.       Lake Okeechobee Lake Okeechobee is known across the state as the best place for bass fishing. Both the Bassmaster Elite Series and FLW Tour are located at Lake Okeechobee, and there are resorts and restaurants at various spots around the lake, along with campgrounds and RV parks.  3.       Key West Key West is more than just one of the top vacation spots in the state. It is also one of the best places for offshore fishing. Fish such as tarpon, tuna, marlin, sailfish, and bonefish are all available in Key West—and since the environment stays at a relatively warm temperature, you’ll find the same types of fish year round. 4.       Fort Lauderdale Fort Lauderdale is known as a hotbed for fishing. The town has a dedicated and detailed canal system, and is home to a variety of different species. Snappers, groupers, swordfish, sailfish, and wahoo are all out in the waters, making Fort Lauderdale a popular option for those looking at catching different types of fish.

Our Annual Halloween Spooktacular Tasting Party

Our weekly wine tasting combined with a fantastic costume party. Prizes are awarded for the best and most original costumes and the chef creates some definitely different appetizers. One of our favorite days each year, the costumes keep getting better than ever.

Wine Blending Dinner

A meet and greet starts the evening with Franciscan Sauvignon Blanc and hors-d’oeuvres, followed by a short presentation by Jennifer Hoffman of Constellation Wines describing the wine blending process. Each participant will then blend their own glasses of wine. We then will sit down to a sumptuous four course dinner paired with the delicious wines of Franciscan.

Roguetoberfest 2011

Traditionally our most popular tasting of the year, Roguetoberfest is our version of the German holiday using the delicious lagers and ales of Rogue Brewery of Oregon. Each year we select at least six of their dozens of offerings and pair them with traditional Octoberfest foods.

Spanish Wines and Tapas Tasting

This week we will have certified sommelier Michael Green of Stacole Wines with us offering six delicious Spanish wines paired with Chef Bills’ choice tapas. We will sample a Portuguese Vinho Verde (ok, we cheated a little), Spanish Verdejo, and a Muga Blanco from Rioja, and for reds a Tempranillo, Bitch Grenache (highly rated), and a blend from Campo de Borja which is cabernet based.

Tonight’s Wine Tasting Postponed due to rain

We apologize for the late notice but because of inclement weather we have postponed tonight’s wine tasting until June 28th.

Weekly Wine Tasting

This week we will offer the 3 C’s – Chardonnays and Cabernets from California. We will have three of each varietal from three different locations; North Coast wines from Wente Reserve, Sonoma wines from B.R. Cohn, and Napa wines from Black Stallion Winery. Six different high quality wines, each with it’s own distinctive style, can only add up to a great tasting to start off the New Year. We hope you can make it.

Wines of South America

This Thursday we are going to enjoy some new wines out of South America. We will offer two from Argentina, an unusual semillon/sauvignon blanc blend along with a signature malbec, three from Chile, a sauvignon blanc, a chardonnay and a cabernet, and to finish a wine from Uruguay, a tannat/merlot blend. The tasting will be hosted by Michel from Masciarelli Wines, who frequently does Italian wines with us but we rarely look at his South American offerings.

Our first Beer Tasting of the year!

Every sixth tasting is a beer tasting, showcasing lagers and ales from around the world. This week we will sample two drafts and four bottle offerings from Harpoon Brewery. On tap we will have a Raspberry Hefeweizen, perfect for warm weather, and a Rye IPA. In the bottle we will have their Summer Ale, UFO Belgian white, a Scottish ale, and lastly their flagship India Pale Ale. We’ve been having fun thinking up ideas for the appetizers too. Beer tastings are a blast. Hope to see you Thursday.